Monday, July 31, 2023

Win Tickets to See The Flaming Lips at The Fillmore

What: Live at The Fillmore Detroit on Wednesday, August 2nd, 2023

Tickets are $35 - $52.50 in advance and they can be purchased here.

Or you can enter to win a pair!

How? Email your full name to with the subject line #Lips


Unleash the Colors of Love at the 2nd Annual Royal Oak Pride Fest!


Get ready to paint the town in rainbows and sparkles because Royal Oak Pride Fest is back! Mark your calendars for August 4th and 5th, 2023, 'cause you won't wanna miss this epic celebration of love, unity, and acceptance!

Picture this: Downtown Royal Oak on Washington Avenue, between 5th and 7th Streets, will be transformed into a vibrant wonderland with epic performances, mouthwatering eats, and a whole lotta love and good vibes.

Brace yourselves, 'cause RuPaul's Drag Race Superstars are headlining this party! First up, we've got the fierce Brooke Lynn Hytes, slaying the stage on August 4th. And hold on to your wigs 'cause the fabulous Alyssa Edwards will be bringing it on August 5th! These queens know how to serve looks, talent, and charisma like no other!

But wait, there's more! They've got a lineup of insanely talented peeps, from singer-songwriter VINCINT to Puddles Pity Party, the clown with the voice of an angel. And guess what? Local superstar, Barbara Payton, who's been backing up the legendary Bob Seger, will also be rocking the mic! And that's not all – they're paying tribute to the greats like Donna Summer, Michael Jackson, and Prince with mind-blowing tribute acts!

This festival is for everyone! It doesn't matter who you are or who you love, 'cause they are all about that love and acceptance here! Bring your crew, your family, your pets – the more, the merrier! There's gonna be something for everyone, from the kiddos to the grannies.

They've also got a Family Fun Zone that's gonna be an absolute blast with bounce houses, face painting, and even Drag Queen storytelling! Plus, they will also have a Vendor Village for unique goodies from local artisans and LGBTQIA+-owned businesses.

Tickets are $5 to $10, and you save money if you buy them in advance. Grab yours online and get ready for a celebration of love, diversity, and all-around good vibes. This event is free to Royal Oak Residents Daily before 5 p.m.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the official Royal Oak Pride Fest website at


Win Tickets to See The Drums at St. Andrew's Hall

Who: The Drums with special guest Cold Hart

What: Live at St. Andrew's Hall on Saturday, August 5th, 2023.

Tickets are $26 in advance and they can be purchased here.

Or you can enter to win a pair!

How? Email your full name to with the subject line #Drums


Win Tickets to See Mt. Joy at The Fillmore

Who: Mt. Joy

What: Live at The Fillmore Detroit on Saturday, August 5th, 2023.

Tickets start at $40 in advance and they can be purchased here.

Or you can enter to win a pair!

How? Email your full name to with the subject line #Joy


Thursday, July 27, 2023

Take A Journey to The Sprout House

I finally had the opportunity to make a trip to Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan, to visit the highly acclaimed Sprout House. Having heard rave reviews about this charming neighborhood market, I was eager to explore the culinary delights it had in store.

As I entered the Sprout House, I was greeted by a warm and inviting atmosphere, exuding a sense of coziness that immediately made me feel at home. The establishment seemed like a hidden gem treasured by the locals.

The staff warmly welcomed me and displayed a genuine passion for their offerings. They proudly shared that they maintain a 40-year tradition of serving freshly prepared sandwiches, salads, and a rotating selection of vegan and vegetarian soups.

While browsing through their fridges, the "Southwestern Avocado" sandwich caught my eye, and I couldn't resist trying it. The combination of cilantro puree, red onion, sun-dried tomatoes, creamy avocado, romaine hearts, and chili mayo on sourdough bread sounded delectable, and it certainly lived up to its promise. Each bite offered a delightful fusion of textures and flavors that left me thoroughly impressed and craving more.
Pictured: Tofu Reuben (Vegan) 
Baked tofu with reuben mayo, spicy brown mustard, shredded cabbage, sauerkraut,
carrot and caraway seeds on multigrain bread.

In addition to the scrumptious prepared food, the Sprout House presented a carefully curated selection of grocery products catering to various dietary preferences. From organic produce and Michigan-made cheese to pantry staples, gluten-free snacks, chocolates, and kombucha, the variety was impressive, reflecting their commitment to sourcing high-quality and wholesome products.

Furthermore, I was pleasantly surprised to find healthy treats for dogs, a testament to the Sprout House's thoughtful approach in catering to the well-being of their customers, including the four-legged companions.

My visit to the Sprout House was a delightful experience. This charming market won me over with its inviting ambiance, delectable vegan treats, and thoughtfully curated grocery selection.

For anyone in the area or planning a visit to Grosse Pointe Park, I wholeheartedly recommend a stop at the Sprout House, located at 15233 Kercheval Ave. Prepare to be greeted with warmth and discover a delightful array of vegan and vegetarian options that will make your visit truly memorable.

Please note that their hours are from Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Take a trip to the Sprout House and indulge in their culinary wonders. 


Tuesday, July 25, 2023

Dogma VHS Movie Screening at Reware Vintage: A Night of 90s Nostalgia!

Experience the ultimate blast from the past at Reware Vintage's free VHS screening of Kevin Smith's cult classic, Dogma! Mark your calendars for Friday, July 28th, starting at 7 p.m., at Reware Vintage in Berkley for a night of 90s cinematic delight.

Grab your drinks and bring your own seating - be it cozy blankets or comfy lawn chairs - and settle in for an evening of laughter, memories, and the magic of 90s cinema. When they roll the RV cart into the room you'll be transported back to a time before cell phones, HD, and social media.

Don't miss this rare opportunity to catch the out-of-print gem, surrounded by like-minded movie enthusiasts. Reware Vintage, located at 2965 12 Mile Road in Berkley, is the place to be for this snootchie bootchie event!

Seating is limited, so arrive early to secure your spot.  Reware Vintage's Dogma VHS Movie Screening is the perfect way to relive the golden era of the 90s.

Monday, July 24, 2023

Win Tickets to See Death Grips in Grand Rapids

Who: Death Grips

What: Playing GLC Live at 20 Monroe in Grand Rapids

Tickets are $45-$65 in advance and they can be purchased here.

Or you can enter to win a pair!

How? Email your full name to with the subject line #Death.


Experience an Elevated Mix & Sip Event at Coup D'état's Absence of Proof Collaboration

Don't miss the Absence of Proof x Coup D'état Mix & Sip event happening on Friday, July 28th, 2023, from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. EST at Coup D'état in Detroit. This exclusive collaboration between Absence of Proof Detroit and Coup D'état promises an unforgettable evening of elevated mixology and fashion.

Be prepared to indulge in four exquisite non-alcoholic cocktails, each artfully crafted to represent Coup D'état's Spring/Summer 2023 collection. Coup D'état, known for its thoughtfully curated apparel, accessories, home, and lifestyle items, will showcase its eclectic offerings in its historic New Center brick-and-mortar store.

Throughout the event, you'll have the opportunity to engage in insightful discussions about the collection, its designers, and the specific pieces being highlighted. Discover the fascinating collaboration that brought together fashion and mixology to create non-alcoholic cocktails that capture the special and unique qualities of Coup D'état.

As you sip and mingle, you'll also have the chance to enjoy snackable items provided by Osteria Vegana. To make the evening even more exciting, guests will receive a goodie bag filled with surprises from Curious Elixirs and Mingle Mocktails. It's the perfect way to commemorate a memorable night of fashion and flavor.

Please note that this event is exclusively for individuals aged 21 and above. As tickets are limited, be sure to secure yours before they sell out. Ticket sales will close a few days prior to the event to ensure proper arrangements can be made for the bar equipment.

Join Coup D'état for an evening of exceptional conversation, delectable drinks, and a celebration of the intersection of fashion and mixology. Purchase your tickets now and get ready to be immersed in the vibrant energy of Detroit's creative community.


Friday, July 21, 2023

Hip In Detroit's Picks for the Weekend: July 21-23

We already told you about The Barbie Party and the Beyoncé Renaissance Day Party! Here are some other fun things happening this weekend! 

Friday, July 21st - Sunday, July 23rd - Stroh Down @ Outer Limits Lounge: The third annual Stroh Down takes over Outer Limits this weekend! The event will bring over a dozen bands and plenty of Stroh's to the corner of Canniff & Buffalo in Hamtramck this Friday through Sunday. Some of the acts on the bill include Caveman & Bam Bam, Fen Fen, Craig Brown Band, Zilched, Wild Shape, and Prude Boys. Check out the full lineup and set times here. $15 gets you in each night. The music starts at 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and at 8:30 p.m. on Sunday. 

Friday, July 21st - Retro Pop - A Totally 80's Dance Party @ Small's: Travel back in time to the 1980s at Small's this Friday night! DJ Pleasure Kitten, Elektrosonik, and Aaron Hingst will be providing the tunes for the evening with nothing but 80's Pop, Dance, New Wave, Rock and electronic all night. So, put on your favorite 80s gear and get out on the dance floor! 18+ are welcome. Cover is $3 for 21+ or $10 for 18-20. The fun starts at 9 p.m. and goes until 2 a.m.

Saturday, July 22nd - Cyadine @ Redrunn Skate Shop: There's a new skate shop in the area and this Saturday night they're hosting a show! Head to Redrunn Skate Shop at 13 & Mound in Warren to check out Cyadine with Grand Snake. Cover is only $10, all ages are welcome, and if you're 21+ BYOB. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the bands start at 7. There will also be an art show and there's lots of cool merch in the shop, so make sure to get there early and check everything out while you're there! 

Saturday, July 22nd - Suck It Suicide Jean Short Party @ Eastern Palace Club: Suck It Suicide is hosting their 12th Annual Jean Short Party this Saturday night! This is one of the biggest fundraisers for this amazing organization, whose main purpose is to help those who have recently lost someone to suicide with financial support for funerals, clean-up and memorial services. This time around, the Jean Short Party is taking over Eastern Palace Club in Hazel Park. The night will include music from The Galbraiths, Strange HeartThe Underdog, and The Ryan & Michelle Show, as well as raffles, a LEGO memorial wall, and BBQ from Smoked Lotus. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased in advance here. 21+ are welcome and doors open at 6 p.m.

Sunday, July 23rd - Rockabilly Summer Motor Expo @ Token Lounge: Head down to Westland this Sunday evening for a the Rockabilly Summer Motor Expo at the Token Lounge! Pop up your pompadour and get ready for a fun evening with The Firewalkers, Jane Rose & The Deadends, and Bones Maki. There will also be cool cars, vendors, and a pin-up contest! The car show goes all day from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., then the music goes from 6-10 p.m. Tickets start at $20 and can be purchased in advance here


Thursday, July 20, 2023

Win Tickets to See Arrows In Action wsg Honey Revenge and Finish Ticket at St. Andrew's Hall

Who: See Arrows In Action wsg Honey Revenge and Finish Ticket.

What: Playing St. Andrew's Hall on Tuesday, July 25th, 2023.

Tickets are $21-63 in advance and they can be purchased here.

Or you can enter to win a pair!

How? Email your full name to with the subject line #arrows.


Michigan & Trumbull Pop-Up: Detroit's Best Pizza Comes to Ferndale!

Exciting news for all pizza lovers in the Ferndale area! Michigan & Trumbull is setting up shop in downtown Ferndale while they wait for their new Detroit location to be built. If you haven't had the chance to try their signature pies yet, now is your opportunity to indulge in the best pizza Detroit has to offer, right in the suburbs.

From Thursday to Sunday, between 5 p.m. and 10 p.m., Michigan & Trumbull will be popping up at the Woodward Avenue Brewers, affectionately known as the WAB. This collaboration brings together two local favorites, combining the expertise of Michigan & Trumbull's pizza-making prowess with the vibrant atmosphere of the WAB.

At the Michigan & Trumbull pop-up, you can savor a variety of their signature round-style pies, each bursting with flavors that will leave you craving for more. Whether you're a fan of classic pepperoni, prefer a vegan delight, or want to explore unique combinations, their menu has something to please every palate. And let's not forget about their mouthwatering salads that perfectly complement the pizzas.

While Michigan & Trumbull prepares their new spot near Marble Bar in Detroit, they rely on the support of their loyal customers and pizza enthusiasts like you. By stopping by the pop-up in Ferndale, you not only get to experience their incredible food, but also show your support as they navigate this transition period.

Although the exact timeline is uncertain, it seems like the Michigan & Trumbull pop-up will be serving their delicious pizzas in Ferndale throughout the rest of the summer, at the very least. So make sure to take advantage of this opportunity and satisfy your pizza cravings while you can.


Monday, July 17, 2023

Supporting the Laughter: Help Go Comedy! Improv Theater Thrive Again

The entertainment industry took a massive hit during the COVID-19 pandemic, and one beloved institution that is currently facing the threat of closure is Go Comedy! Improv Theater. Despite the challenging times, the outpouring of support from loyal patrons has been a ray of hope for the theater. Today, we call upon the Metro Detroit community to rally together and help Go Comedy! keep the laughter alive by supporting their Adopt a Seat program.

Go Comedy! Improv Theater has launched the Adopt a Seat program as a means of raising crucial funds to secure its future and continue to provide a platform for aspiring improvisers and comedy enthusiasts. By making a minimum contribution of $200, you can honor or remember someone special in your life. In return for your donation, a stainless steel nameplate will be prominently affixed to the back of one of the available seats.

You can also support them by having some fun and attending a live show in Downtown Ferndale. Go Comedy! Improv Theater is proud to present "Just Kidding 2" as their latest show. Directed by Pete Jacokes, this hilarious production features the dynamic duo of Erik Heilner and Andrew Seiler, who bring their thoughtful take on therapy, animal rights, self-defense, artificial intelligence, and much more to the Go Comedy! stage. The show promises an evening of laughter, wit, and clever improvisation that is not to be missed.

As Go Comedy! Improv Theater faces financial challenges, they need the support of their dedicated audience now more than ever. Besides contributing through the Adopt a Seat program, there are several ways you can show your support and stay connected:

Follow Go Comedy! Improv Theater: Stay updated on their latest news, shows, and events by following them on social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram. This way, you'll be among the first to know about upcoming shows, special offers, and opportunities to lend a hand.

Attend Shows: Purchase tickets and attend the incredible shows produced by Go Comedy! Enjoy an evening of laughter while supporting the talented improvisers and the theater itself. Invite friends and family to join you and spread the word about the incredible entertainment offered at Go Comedy!

Spread the Word: Help raise awareness about the theater's financial challenges and their Adopt a Seat program by sharing information with your friends, family, and colleagues. Word-of-mouth is a powerful tool, and your advocacy can make a real difference in generating support for Go Comedy! Improv Theater.

Go Comedy! Improv Theater has been an integral part of Metro Detroit's cultural landscape, fostering laughter and creativity for years. Now, faced with financial challenges, the theater needs the support of its dedicated audience to overcome this hurdle. By participating in the Adopt a Seat program, attending shows, and spreading the word, you can contribute to the continued success of Go Comedy! and ensure the future of improv in Detroit.

Let's stand together, Detroit, and show our unwavering support for Go Comedy! Improv Theater. Be among the first to make a lasting impact and become part of a legacy that will benefit countless generations of improvisers and comedy lovers to come.

To learn more about the Adopt a Seat program and make your donation, visit the Go Comedy! website.

Together, we can keep the stage lit, the laughter rolling, and the spirit of comedy thriving!


Come on Barbie Let's Go Party (Ticket Giveaway)


Get ready to unleash your inner Barbie and dive into a world of glitz, glam, and non-stop dancing at The Barbie Party! On July 21st, Pillow Princess presents the ultimate Barbie Party featuring Auntie Chanel, DJ Sapphyre, and a special guest appearance by Garrison XR. With a pink and bimbocore dress code, this event is all about embracing your fabulousness and having the time of your life.

Dance the night away to electrifying beats, while enjoying captivating visuals by Renalien. Plus, don't miss out on fantastic vendors such as @skndlss and @cracksontheshell. The party will take place from 9 p.m. - 2 a.m. at Tuxedo in Highland Park.

It's time to channel your inner Barbie, grab your friends, and join us for a night that will transport you into a dreamlike Barbie wonderland! Get your tickets in advance for $10 or $15 at the door, and get ready for a night of unforgettable fun!

PS: We have one pair of passes to give away for the party! To enter, please email your full name to with the subject "Barbie Party." We will draw one lucky winner on July 20th, and they will get to attend the event for FREE!


Thursday, July 13, 2023

Hip In Detroit's Picks for the Weekend: July 14-16

We already told you about Detroit Festival of Books & the Save Public Pool Benefit. Here are some other fun things happening this weekend! 

Friday, July 14th - New Monarch @ Small's: Don't miss New Monarch at Small's this Friday night! The band featues Matt Puhy & James Lascu formerly of Wilson, along with Sabastian Duke and Ryan Williams. Head over and give them a listen here. New Monarch will be joined by Pray For Sleep, Avalon Black, and Riding With Killers. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased here. All ages are welcome and doors open at 7 p.m.

Saturday, July 15th - Norcos Y Horchata & Frank White *Double Record Release show* @ The Garden Bowl: Two great bands are celebrating the release of their new records this Saturday night! Head to the Garden Bowl to catch Norcos Y Horchata and Frank White. They will be joined by Iron Years from Chicago and Macho. This is a great show that would be worth some dough to check out, but lucky for you, it's free! Doors open at 8 p.m. Give Norcos Y Horchata's new tunes a listen here. Check out some of Frank White's new songs here

Friday, July 14th - Sunday, July 16th - Pig & Whiskey: Pig & Whiskey returns to the streets of Downtown Ferndale this weekend! The event will take place Friday - Sunday and will feature BBQ, booze, and bands. Some of the acts performing include Century Babes, Bad Magnets, Prude Boys, and Brother Elsey. Check out the full lineup here. There will also be about a dozen food trucks and dozens of whiskeys available. Get all of the details here

Saturday, July 15th - Detroit Oddities & Curiosities Expo: Get weird at The Detroit Oddities & Curiosities Expo this weekend! The expo will bring strange, unusual, and bizarre goods to the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi this Saturday. Some examples of what you might find at the show include taxidermy, gothic jewelry, horror inspired art, and more. Get a sneak peek of what some of the vendors will have available here. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 the day of the show, kids 12 & under get free admission. The expo is open from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.


Wednesday, July 12, 2023

Win Tickets to See Leanna Firestone @ The Shelter

Who: Leanna Firestone

What: Live on stage at The Shelter on Sunday, July 23rd, 2023

Tickets are $19 in advance and they can be purchased here.

Or you can enter to win a pair!

How? Email your full name to with the subject line #Firestone.


Win Tickets to See L.S. Dunes @ St. Andrew's Hall


Who: L.S. Dunes

What: Live at St. Andrew's Hall on Saturday, July 22nd, 2023

Tickets are $35 in advance and they can be purchased here.

Or you can enter to win a pair!

How? Email your full name to with the subject line #Dunes.


Tuesday, July 11, 2023

Win Tickets to Be Our Guest - A Disney DJ Night @ GLC Live at 20 Monroe Street

When: Friday, July 14th, 2023

Tickets are $10-$40 in advance and they can be purchased here.

Or you can enter to win a pair!

How? Email your full name to with the subject line #Disney. 


Save Public Pool: A Benefit and Night of Entertainment to Preserve a Beloved Community Art Space


Detroit residents and art enthusiasts alike are invited to an extraordinary evening of entertainment and community on July 14th at Outer Limits Lounge. The event, aptly named "Save Public Pool: A Benefit and Night of Entertainment", aims to provide crucial funding to sustain the Public Pool art space in Hamtramck. With an impressive lineup of talented musicians, engaging activities, and a shared commitment to preserving this beloved art hub, attendees can anticipate an evening that combines artistic excellence with a spirit of unity and philanthropy.

Featuring performances by Duende, The Gas Hounds, John Salvage, Jeff Fournier, Frida Killz, and 3 the Hard Way, the night will be filled with captivating music that will leave you dancing and wanting more. The doors open at 7 p.m. and DJ Auntie Chanel will keep the energy high throughout the event.

Not only will you have a fantastic time, but you'll also be making a difference. Your attendance and support contribute to the sustainability of Public Pool, a community-driven art cooperative that nurtures local talent and provides diverse contemporary art experiences. Help them keep the doors open and the creativity flowing!

In addition to the performances, the event will feature a silent auction, raffles, and mouthwatering hot dogs to keep you satisfied. So bring your friends, wear your beachwear, and join Public Pool for a night of fun and fundraising.

Can't make it? You can still support Public Pool by donating to their GoFundMe campaign or via Venmo (@Public-Pool). Every contribution counts!


Friday, July 7, 2023

Hip In Detroit's Picks for the Weekend: July 7-9

Friday, July 7th - Sunday, July 9th - Lager/Brooklyn Summer Music Fest - Benefit for Girls Rock Detroit: The folks behind the Corktown Music Festival are putting on another fest this Friday through Sunday! The event will feature close to 100 bands playing at Lager House and 2000 Brooklyn. Cover is $20 for the whole weekend or $10 a day. Check out the full lineup here. Proceeds from the event go towards Girls Rock Detroit

Friday, July 7th - Sunday, July 9th - PUG Fest: The Pleasant Underground brings PUG Fest (aka DIY Burning Man) to The Sanctuary, The Crofoot, Gate Keeper Games, and The Loving Touch this weekend! Tickets are $15 for Friday, $50 for Saturday, and $15 per venue on Sunday. Get your tickets here

Saturday, July 8th - Leni Sinclair & Doug Coombe 'Decades' Photo Show @ Edo Ramen: Leni Sinclair and Doug Coombe have been documenting music in Detroit through for decades. This Saturday night, their photos will take you on a journey through Detroit's music scene from the 1960s to the 2000s. The show will be on display at Edo Ramen in Royal Oak. The evening starts at 6 p.m. and goes until 10 p.m. and Marcie Bolen will be supplying the soundtrack.

Sunday, July 9th - 5th Annual Detroit Kite Festival @ Belle Isle: Let's go fly a kite this Sunday afternoon at the 5th Annual Detroit Kite Festival! Bring your own kite or purchase one on site and enjoy this relaxing and fun past time. There will also be food, drinks, music, and more. Whether you come to fly or just to watch, this is a super fun and magical event. 


Saturday, July 1, 2023

Hip In Detroit's Picks for the Weekend: July 1-2

Saturday, July 1st - One Nation Under A Groove 2: Electric Boogaloo aka Another Funky Ass Fundraiser @ Outer Limits: Head to Outer Limits Lounge to help raise funds for some great causes in the community on Saturday night! First off, they will be raising money for Food Not Class, who helps feed the community at different locations in Detroit. Secondly, they will be raising money for Prisoner Rights, specifically for Keith Lamar. The night will include raffles, dancing, DJs, food, and more. 

Saturday, July 1st - Diva Cup 5 @ Trixie's: Get ready to laugh your ass off at Trixie's this Saturday night! Diva Cup will be making its return to Hamtramck, hosted by Stefanie Ann, the Downriver Diva. The event will feature 40 comedians, given one minute each and a random topic. Plus, it's a backyard beach party! Tickets are $9 in advance or $15 at the door. The show starts at 8 p.m., but if you want to get on stage, get there at 7:30 when sign up starts. The first 40 comedians to sign up will get in on the competition. 

Saturday, July 1st - Sunlight Ascending @ The Sanctuary: The Sanctuary has a great show lined up for you this Saturday night! Sunlight Ascending, Man Mountain, Normal, and Doubt It! are on the bill. Cover is only $15 and tickets are available in advance here. All ages are welcome. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the music starts at 7. 

Friday, June 30th - Tuesday, July 4th - Royal Oak Taco Fest: Some of the best taco trucks around are gathering in Royal Oak this weekend for Royal Oak Taco Fest. This year, the event is being held in a new park on the east side of Main Street in downtown Royal Oak and it's bigger than ever. There are over 50 food trucks, axe throwing, taco eating contests, lucha libre wrestling, and live music. Tickets are $12 a day, or $5 on Tuesday (which arguably has the best music lineup with Jackson & the Poolsharks, The Beggars, and Pancho Villa's Skull). Get your tickets and all of the details at